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Fox Business, October 20, 2016: Trump's Business Credit Score Is 19 Out of a Possible 100
"According to Nav, The Trump Organization, Inc.’s business credit score is a 19 out of 100 as of Sept. 23, 2016, which puts it below the national average score by more than 30 points. The Nav report said the score indicates the Trump Organization “is very likely to default on its credit payments” and that “this will make it difficult to get financing.” It puts Trump’s Organization in a “medium-to-high risk” category."
The Guardian, April 17, 2019: Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
"Germany’s troubled Deutsche Bank faces fines, legal action and the possible prosecution of “senior management” because of its role in a $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme, a confidential internal report seen by the Guardian says.
"The bank admits there is a high risk that regulators in the US and UK will take “significant disciplinary action” against it. Deutsche concedes that the scandal has hurt its “global brand” – and is likely to cause “client attrition”, loss of investor confidence and a decline in its market value."
Okay you don't have to be a genius to put two and two together and come up with a rationale of why Trump is so in bed with Putin. It appears that Deutsche Bank was the middleman in loans made to the Trump Organization, but most likely co-signed by Russian oligarchs working on behalf of Putin.
The Russian oligarchs get their money laundered out of Russia by backing Trump's real estate ventures. But rather than a direct loan, it is more respectable to have borrowed from Deutsche Bank on paper, and if Trump defaults well then the Russians take over those assets.
In the meantime, Putin has leverage over Trump because Trump cannot afford to have those loans called. Just be a go-boy for Putin and all is right.
Some of the same scenarios could be applied to Saudi Arabia as well. Trump is in bed with the Saudis for the same reason.
The Republicans know that, but it would hurt their brand as well if Trump's financial dealings were ever exposed. So they too are indirectly in bed with the Russians and Saudis. Protect their "mob boss" at all cost.